Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali al-Hakim, discussed on Friday with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, regional issues of mutual concern between the two countries.
Al-Hakim discussed with the Jordanian counterpart many issues including energy and security and the updates on the Iraqi community in Jordan.
The two parties agreed to form a joint working group to overcome the obstacles that hinder relations between Iraq and Jordan, according to the Foreign Ministry statement.
During the meeting, they tackled most pressing regional issues, especially the Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the security of the region in general, and it was agreed to cooperate and work together in international forums to serve the interests of the two brotherly countries.
Salih affirmed during his meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday the importance of Arab and regional countries cooperating to combat terrorism.
During his meeting with King Abdullah II in Amman, Salih called for enhancing security cooperation and the exchange of intelligence information between Iraq, Jordan and the countries of the region to eliminate terrorism, Salih's office said in a statement.
Salih also stressed the need to strengthen relations between the two brotherly countries by opening up greater horizons for cooperation in
He pointed out the importance of Arab and regional cooperation to
The president urged Jordanian companies to "invest inside Iraq", while at the same time stressing the importance of facilitating procedures for granting visas to Iraqis.
For his part,
Salih also discussed the return of Iraqi frozen and smuggled funds with Jordan's king, stressing the need to "provide Iraq with information on smugglers and wanted persons," as well as discuss coordination and military cooperation and the exchange of information between the security services of the two brotherly countries.
Concerning the economic field, the two sides discussed the establishment of a free industrial city at the border crossing in Trebil.
The statement pointed out that the meeting was also attended by Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim, Industry Minister Saleh al-Jubouri, Anbar Governor Ali Farhan, Oil Ministry representative Falah al-Amiri, and Khalid Ghazi of the Ministry of Electricity, as well as a number of advisers and experts.